Charges laid following nine hour standoff

Photo: Liam Pattison Photography

Brandon Police Service Media Release

As a result of continued investigation, Police arrested the 43-year-man involved in the Emergency Response incident that began on May 1st and carried over to May 2nd. The man barricaded himself in a residence in the 1500 Block of Louise Avenue while Police were investigating a complaint of Uttering Threats. The man threatened officers while holding a knife and also threatened to use a chainsaw. After lengthy negotiations, the uninjured man was taken into Police custody and transported to hospital. Upon release from hospital on Thursday afternoon, the man was arrested for Uttering Threats and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He was lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center and is scheduled to appear in Court on Friday.